Monday, April 19, 2010

Monthly Progress Report - 4-19-10

Date: 4-19-10
Age: 11 months
Height: 13.3 (55in/140cm)
Height Gain: As close as I can guess it was a smidge over half an inch.
Weight: Approx 620lbs (281.2kg)
Weight Gain: If my calculations are right it's only ten pounds which I have a hard time believing. I think I must have measured wrong last time (or this time!). Oh well. I tried twice and it said he's 620.

Progress: I wish weight tapes were more accurate, but I'm not worried about it. I think he's going to make 14 hands by the time he's a yearling so I'm happy lol!. I didn't really work with him much on clicker training like I wanted to, but I'm still reading the first book I got on clicker training. I think it's important to finish it because it goes in depth into the theory and I'm learning things I didn't know about the mechanics of clicker training. Once I finish that one I'll read the step by step guide and follow it.

Chrome did try to bite me the other day but Zep was biting him so I don't think he was really being ugly. He just forgot his manners for a minute. I chased him away, then caught him (easily), haltered him and worked with him for a bit to remind him to respect my space. He hasn't tried anything since.

Goals: My goal for this month is to finish reading my Alexandra Kurland books and start working on clicker training more consistently. I'm just going to have to force myself to get started because I can be lazy sometimes (especially when stressed or just busy) and I'm also a procrastinator lol. That's all I'm going to put down for my goals this month. :)

After I fed, groomed and measured I decided to take some updated pictures because I haven't posted any in almost a month! I can't believe how much gray he's getting in his coat.

If you look closely at the picture above you can see the short summer coat on his lower chest and the longer winter coat everywhere else. He's going to be gorgeous in his summer coat when he loses all of the brown winter fur. I can't wait to see it.

Approaching my husband.

I asked my husband to pull the wagon out into the pasture because it always gets Chrome stirred up. The silly colt can't resist an excuse to be silly. :)

Checking out the wagon (more like using it as an excuse to nibble my husband's hand).

Got an itch. What a stretch!

Next I got the rings out. They've been buried under the hay for a while so he was eager to play with them. :)

Trying to play with the rings and Jolly ball at the same time.

Chrome saw my husband carrying a rooster and had to check it out.

Whoa! What's that?!

And last I got out one of my Safechoice feed bags. We all know how much he loves playing with those. :D

I love these next pictures. I asked my husband to take the feed bag away from Chrome because he was getting hot and I didn't want him to overdo it. Chrome decided to sneak up behind him and take it back. :D

Running away with his prize.

I let him play with it a little longer.

I LOVE this next picture.

And this one.

This next one was blurry so I messed around with it in my photo editor. :)

Well that's all for today folks. Only one month to go before my boy is a year old!!

The End


  1. Beautiful photos! I haven't done much clicker, but the Kurland books seem very good.

  2. He certainly enjoys his toys, doesn't he?
    Great post!!

  3. Great pics, I just love that one of him bouncing in the air! I agree that Alex Kurland's books are great, her dvd's are good too :)

  4. Oh my goodness. . . that is dong to be one horse that is not going to be afraid of bags :)

    Some really great shots. I saw some of those rings a TSC yesterday and almost got them. Chrome always seems to have so much fun with them!

  5. Beth, Tractor Supply is where I got those rings. You should get them. I love them! I have no complaints about them and as you can see Chrome loves them too. I've had them out in the pasture for months and he's never injured himself with them or damaged them in any way. He is fond of standing by the barn and bashing them against it to make it bang really loud though (which can leave dents in the tin) lol. Silly colt. :) They are great cheap entertainment in my opinion (for me and Chrome!!). :)

  6. Growing and getting prettier every time we see him! I wish Cory had been able to play with a bag like that... Somewhere along the line, he learned to fear them and even at his old age, (23) I have to be careful when working around him while holding one.


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